Clive Matthews


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Clive was admitted as a solicitor in 1981, and in 1983 co-founded Farrell Matthews and Weir (which was incorporated as FMW Law Ltd in 2010 and has been part of GT Stewart Ltd since 2018).

He became a children panel solicitor in 1984 and was appointed a children panel interviewer and assessor in 2000. He has had higher rights of audience (all proceedings) since 1996 and has always done his own advocacy.

In his 38 years of practice, his advocacy specialism has been representing children in public law proceedings. He has represented children and parents at every level of court and has proved to be a fearless advocate for children. Clive will be accepting instructions from January 2020.